Unfriended movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This smart horror movie focuses on teen cyberbullying and tells its story through laptop perspective of social media. It’s definitely terrifying, well-made and underrated.


A group of teenage friends using an online chatroom find themselves being terrorised by an unknown identity using the account of their dead friend who committed suicide.

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Movie details

Director: Levan Gabriadze
Cast: Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson
Writer: Nelson Greaves
Release Date (Australia): 30 April 2015
Runtime: 83 minutes/1h 23m
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

The film contains themes including cyberbullying, suicide, betrayal and disturbing scenes in which teenagers are threatened by a supernatural force.

Violence (MA15+)

The film includes a scene in which a character’s hand is mutilated in a blender and scenes of suicide violence in which characters shoot and stab themselves. These scenes are accompanied by large amounts of blood detail.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film includes a written use of the word “c**ts” and frequent and aggressive use of the word “f**k”.

Drug Use (M)

The film contains depictions of images and videos of people smoking marijuana and using a bong, in addition to multiple verbal drug references that are moderate in impact.

Sex (M)

The film includes frequent crude references to sex.

mpaa rating

R (for violent content, pervasive language, some sexuality, and drug and alcohol use – all involving teens)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This low-budget horror tale cleverly tells its teenage cyber story through the perspective of a laptop screen, and is always successful at the ability to shock and fright. Setting itself in the 2013 world of the internet and technology species, Unfriended tells the story of teenagers’ deceased friend who committed suicide a year ago creepily messaging them through Facebook, and there turns out to be a supernatural force behind it.

Firstly, the film’s talented creators certainly came up with a brilliant, teen-like and realistic concept. The creepy ideas are fairly original and believable in the supernatural world, but the performances of the cast form some incredibly realistic personalities for teenage characters. Alongside the average now-days teenagers, Unfriended is set on a laptop screen and depicts the internet, social medias and ads like it’s not a recorded film. It has the very now-days vibes.

But one of the greatest things about this entertaining cyber story, besides the portrayals of the internet, is the pure terror and themes relating to cyberbullying. Apart from the ending credits, there’s no music used throughout the entire movie. It relies on computer glitches and sudden actions to scare you. These effortlessly smart considerations make it even more lifelike.

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